27 May 2012
In recent days the last two great events of Jesus mortal life on earth have occupied our minds. They put before us both an ending and a beginning, drawing us again, deeply into the mystery of the Incarnation.
The Ascension must have been awesome for the followers of Jesus gathered on the mountain side as they struggled to understand his parting words and the watched him rise upwards and disappear from their view. I imagine their sense of loss and fear was great – though nothing like the horror disbelief, and sense of guilt surrounding his death – this dramatic departure appeared final and his parting words presented them with a seemingly impossible task. Possibly the promise of the Holy Spirit was not much comfort nor understood. Then it happened and everything changed. And here we are 2000 thousand plus years later celebrating and living our lives in the power of that great event.
We offer this reflection on texts relating to Pentecost. Click here to open the reflection or find it in ‘General Reflections’ under the ‘Spirituality’ button.
Patricia Henry shares with us another poem ' The Tapestry of Love.' Thank you Patricia
Click here or find it in General Reflections